She left the role of Mimi to record her album and expand her film career. In the same year she played Ola O' Hara in the film Yelling to the Sky with Zoe Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe and Jason Clarke.
Smith played Faith Evans in Notorious, based on the life of Evans' late husband, rapper The Notorious B. She had a role in the Golden Globe nominated film Across the Universe and has guest starred on Law & Order, HBO's Bored to Death, and 100 Centre Street, directed by Sidney Lumet.
A 1997 tribute single featuring Puff Daddy and the band 112, named "I'll Be Missing You", won Evans a Grammy Award in 1998.
Blige and Carl Thomas and released three platinum-certified studio albums between 19, including Faith (1995), Keep the Faith (1998) and Faithfully (2001).
In 2003, she ended her relationship with the company to contract with Capitol Records.
Her autobiography Keep the Faith: A Memoir was released by Grand Central Publishing in 2008 and won a 2009 African American Literary Award for the Best Biography/Memoir category. So I really think that's what made her name me Faith. She is of biracial ethnicity; her mother is black and her father is white.
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year, I'll Be Missing You, Soon As I Get Home, Never Gonna Let You Go Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, BET Award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, MTV Vid...[on her parents and her name] Everybody wasn't always too big on my mother having me. She has never met her father, as he left when she was very young.
After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan (Dennis) enters into his life...